OVERVIEW OF GROUP
CG Holdings is an investment holding company focused on industrial and event-related services. Its operating companies provide structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, construction, instrumentation, piping fabrication, event overlay and drone-enabled inspection services in multiple countries.
The group is active across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the United Kingdom and South East Asia. Its clients are mainly private and public sector corporates operating in the petrochemicals, oil & gas, mining, construction, event management, transport, power and inspection industries.
Mr Carroll has 25 years of experience as a financial markets professional and investor, with senior corporate and board level expertise in financial services and natural resources. From 1991 to 2004, he held various positions at Deutsche Bank South Africa, including head of investment banking and corporate finance. From 2004 to 2012 he was the founder Chief Executive Officer of Royal Bafokeng Finance (subsequently Royal Bafokeng Holdings), which became a major investment holding company in South Africa and the world’s largest community owned investment holding company. Since 2012, he has been building a portfolio of industrial services businesses, now housed in CG Holdings. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and is a chartered accountant and chartered financial analyst. Mr Carroll is currently based in London.
Non Executive Director
Mr Jackson qualified as a geologist from the University of Natal and is a chartered financial analyst. He has 25 years of experience in mining and financial markets and has worked in a number of African countries and the Middle East. After an initial period as an exploration geologist for De Beers, in the mid 1990’s he joined Deutsche Bank South Africa and became a director of mining equity research. In 2004, he joined Royal Bafokeng Finance (subsequently Royal Bafokeng Holdings) as its second employee and Chief Investment Officer and oversaw the diversification and growth of its investment portfolio to more than USD4 billion. In 2010, he became an executive director of Mining Oil and Gas Services (MOGS), a subsidiary of Royal Bafokeng Holdings. He is based in Johannesburg and for the past three years has been building a portfolio of industrial services and property businesses around the world, some of which are now part of CG Holdings.
Mr. English has more than 15 years of senior management experience in the Project Management & Project services space. After serving as a member of the South African Police Services and a qualified paramedic, Jason qualified as a Mechanical Engineer and worked for 15 years at Kentz Engineers & Constructors. In 2012, Jason became the CEO of Prommac, and holds a project management qualification and has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Jason has spoken at and attended seminars around the world, and is one of few South African born leaders to be selected as part of the Peter Diamandis mastermind of 250 exponential entrepreneurs. Jason serves on the EXCO of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO), the Global Deal and Opportunity Network, as well as the Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation Network. Jason has been featured on numerous media platforms including Entrepreneur SA and CNBC and loves learning about the future world. He was appointed as CG Holdings CEO in 2018.